On behalf of the Government of Japan, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles is currently seeking centenarians with Japanese citizenship or Japanese ancestry to be honored in the fall of this year.
Qualified individuals should be born between April 1, 1918 and March 31, 1919. Individuals with Japanese citizenship will receive a proclamation from the Prime Minister of Japan and a ceremonial silver cup (ginpai). Individuals with Japanese ancestry (but no Japanese citizenship) will receive a certificate from the Consul General.
All interested parties should send the following information to the Consulate General by June 13, 2018．
Information required for individuals with Japanese citizenship
Information required for individuals with Japanese ancestry
Should you have any questions, please contact the Consular Section of the Consulate General of Japan, (213) 617-6700, ext. 440 or 406 (for Japanese citizen), ext. 135 or 222 (for Japanese ancestry). The consulate can also be reached by fax at (213) 617-6725 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.